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# 255866 3-Sep-2019 20:41
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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 4.2, a smartphone that has been designed to offer the latest smartphone innovations at a truly accessible price, will be available in New Zealand. The classy, sculpted-glass design and selfie-notch display offer beauty on the outside and it’s not just skin-deep, as it packs in a dual-rear camera, biometric face unlock and the latest generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ chipset, all powered by the latest Android™ 9 Pie.


James Robinson, Country Manager ANZ, HMD Global:


“Being on a budget doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have access to the best Android experience and the latest aspirational trends. From cutting-edge experiences to beautiful craftsmanship; AI innovations to dual-rear cameras, the Nokia 4.2 brings to New Zealanders all the aspirational experiences you expect from the latest smartphone for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay.”


Advanced AI at your fingertips


Premiering the Google Assistant button, the Nokia 4.2 will revolutionise the way you engage with your smartphone. Simply press once for instant access to the Google Assistant to get help – whether it’s directions, making calls, listening to music or getting answers, the Google Assistant can help get things done and find information faster than ever before. You can double press to receive a visual snapshot of your day from the Google Assistant with intelligent suggestions and personalised information, including transport info, bills that need paying and what you have in your calendar to make sure you never miss a meeting again. By long pressing the button, you will activate a walkie-talkie mode, which lets the Google Assistant listen to you until you release it for long sentence queries.


Many of the flagship features on the Nokia 4.2 are powered by AI, including face unlock to give you a quick, handsfree way to unlock your smartphone or exclusive Google Assistant actions to open apps quicker, including launching the camera app and taking a bothie. The Nokia 4.2 also lets you access your Google Assistant without unlocking your phone after opting-in through your settings. You’ll be able to perform basic tasks like setting a timer, scheduling reminders, playing music or asking it questions.


Beautifully crafted with the latest innovations


The Nokia 4.2’s compact size and edge-to-edge display with ‘selfie-notch’ delivers a smartphone which, at just 8.4mm, is slim enough for single hand use. Elegantly designed with glass on the front and back, a feeling of sturdiness and class is achieved thanks to its lightweight metal internal structure and satin-finish polycarbonate frame. To top off the design, the power button comes to life with a natural breathing light to alert you of notifications, making it easy for you to know when your phone needs attention.


The Nokia 4.2 comes with a refined Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 octa-core chipset that delivers a boost in performance when you need it most, allowing you to play your favourite games and stream movies effortlessly.


Bringing flagship imaging features like multi-camera imaging to a new price point, the Nokia 4.2’s dual depth-sensing rear camera captures stunning memories. Combining the 13MP main camera with the depth sensor, you can take your shots to the next level and create stunning portraits and landscapes for social media. Powered by AI and machine learning, you can create shareworthy photos with Google Photos, and learn more about them with Google Lens, which lets you search what you see faster, and interact with the world around you in a new way. The Nokia 4.2’s advanced camera app allows you to find your inner artist with bokeh mode. Or, use the low-light HDR mode to capture multiple images simultaneously and fuse them using advanced algorithms to create a single image with more light, less noise, bolder colours and greater dynamic range.


Pure, secure and up-to-date, Android 9 Pie reinforced with Android One


The Nokia 4.2 launches with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, which means it delivers the latest Android innovations and software experiences. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer great storage and battery life right out of the box. It also joins the Android Enterprise Recommended program, making Nokia the company with the most devices on the program.


Android 9 Pie includes AI-powered features to make your device smarter, faster and adapt to your behaviour as you use it, so your smartphone experience gets better with time. The Adaptive Battery feature limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often, and App Actions predicts what you’re about to do so you can get to your next action quickly. These features further streamline your device’s functionality and your overall Android experience.


The Nokia 4.2 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One program. In addition, Google Play Protect scans over 50 billion apps per day to keep your phone safe from malware, making the Nokia 4.2 among the most secure phones on the market. It also comes with easy access to helpful innovative services including the Google Assistant, which helps you get things done throughout the day, as well as Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storagei.


Nokia phones for the future


The Nokia 4.2 will be one of the first Nokia smartphones to begin storing data to the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland. HMD Global’s partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud reinforces HMD Global’s commitment to data security. The move will deliver an even better customer and device experience for Nokia phone users, by improving the speed and accuracy of device enhancements delivered to the phones.




Nokia 4.2 is available in New Zealand from Tuesday 3 September, in Black or Pink Sand for $349 through Spark New Zealand, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery and Noel Leeming.



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  # 2310352 3-Sep-2019 23:07
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Great phone but sadly overpriced for the feature set. Should be closer to the $250 or $200 mark with no finger print or NFC support.

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  # 2310353 3-Sep-2019 23:08
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Although I'm sure we'll see it regularly below $300 on offer, or perhaps at



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  # 2310362 4-Sep-2019 00:14
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Great phone but sadly overpriced for the feature set. Should be closer to the $250 or $200 mark with no finger print or NFC support.





Looks like it has a finger print sensor on the back. Inscreen ones are still not that common yet, and can be slower, and even apple haven't gone that way yet and I think we will see that at some stage as a way to to get rid of the notch. I prefer to see finger print sensors on the side, instead of the rear, otherwise you have to pick up the device to unlock it.

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  # 2310387 4-Sep-2019 08:26
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Great phone but sadly overpriced for the feature set. Should be closer to the $250 or $200 mark with no finger print or NFC support.



According to Spark website it does have NFC

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  # 2310390 4-Sep-2019 08:52
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NFC confirmed in this review.

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  # 2310393 4-Sep-2019 08:59
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NFC seems to be market dependent. So I wouldn't trust a review from the India times to relate to NZ :D


Seems a pretty good phone for $350!

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  # 2314409 10-Sep-2019 17:30
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The Phone is awesome. But I think people will go to another due to the high price as compatibly features. 


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  # 2314432 10-Sep-2019 18:23
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Any word on the 7.2?

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  # 2314847 11-Sep-2019 09:28
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ALTRON: Any word on the 7.2?




This. I reckon the 7.2 will be my next phone if I can last until it's actually available here...  It looks awesome.

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